The router market grew 25.4 percent to $70.8 million.
ADC and L3 switches saw a significant due to increased spending from service provides segment for technology refresh and 4G rollouts. Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Reliance Jio, BSNL and Vodafone are rolling out 4G networks in India.
Increased adoption of SMAC technologies drove demand for L3 switches across organizations in Q1 2016. IDC said telecom, banking, and education sectors witnessed significant growth of 20 percent and contributed close to 60 percent of the overall market.
IDC says router market size increased 25.4 percent in Q1 2016 due to investments from telecom service providers segment. Majority of the growth came from high-end segment due to increased spending from service providers.
Cisco has 67 percent market share followed by Huawei and Juniper. Huawei witnessed a significant growth in market share from 1.8 percent to 6.6 percent in Q1 2016 due to uptake from telecom operators. Citrix, Brocade, Array Networks, and Alcatel-Lucent showed a strong growth in Q1 2016, said IDC.
India’s WLAN market clocked 4.2 percent growth to $47 million – mainly driven by access points category. Consumer and service provider market witnessed growth while enterprise business declined marginally in Q1 2016.
D-Link continued to lead the market with 31.1 percent share followed by Cisco and TP-link. D-link and Cisco posted de-growth while TP-link, Netgear and Ruckus posted a strong double digit growth in Q1 2016.
LAN market is expected to grow in single digit in terms of compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for 2015–2020. Government initiatives like Digital India, Smart cities, e-governance projects and deployments in E-commerce and payment gateway platforms would drive demand for LAN market in near future.
WLAN market is expected to grow in single digit in terms of compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for 2015–2020. Demand from Wifi hotspots and uptake of Gateway/routers in consumer segment is expected to drive growth in WLAN market in the near future.